Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge
Ortofon 2M Red- The 2M series were developed in conjunction with Danish designer Møller Jensen Design – the same designer who designed the award winning MC Jubilee and Kontrapunkt series. Inspired by the facets of a diamond whose contours gracefully trace the grooves on a record’s surface the 2M’s handsome elegance establishes a great combination of form and functionality.
2M are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible without coloring the sound. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today.
The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon’s trademark split pole pins, an invention which enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon, and were originally presented in the 500 series and Super OM series. The 2M Blue uses an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV.
Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec):
Channel Balance at 1kHz:1.5dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz:22dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz:15dB
Frequency Range (at -3dB):20 Hz - 22 kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz:
+3 / -1dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz:
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral:20µm / mN
Stylus Tip Radius r / R:8 / 18µm
Tracking Force Range:1.6 - 2.0g (16 - 20mN)
Recommended Tracking Force:1.8g (18mN)
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance:
Recommended Load Resistance:
Recommended Load Capacitance:150 - 300pF
Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus:
Black / Red
Replacement Stylus Unit:Stylus 2M Red